The first quarter of this year found me trying to get a handle on my cash flow. So far I've done a decent job of it.
My gas and electric bill stayed almost consistent during those first 3 months, so I have a better idea of what next winter will be like. Moving into my new condo obviously came with some additional expenses. So far I haven't had to go further into debt to buy anything.
During this first quarter I managed to put away $1,000 into 2 separate 6 month CDs of $500 each.
The goal for next quarter: April - June
Pay off balance on my car $1995 balance
Pay off my small student loan balance of $575
Open a 6 month CD for $1,000
Save $500 for summer outing with the girls. I know it will cost us more than this for the entire summer but this is a start. That $500 will be on a debit card that will be used solely for our outings.